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Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had

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The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

Kentucky Department of Highways

Free to Good Home: 456-Foot Steel Bridge

Kentucky tries to give away a historic bridge

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Making Pittsburgh New by Keeping it Old

A critic of development joins the other side

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How Mexico City Got Bikers to Stop Worrying and Ride

The Mexican capital has some of the worst traffic in the world, yet cycling is catching on

Reuters

Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data

Andrea Comas / Reuters

How Many Trees is Enough?

When it comes to reducing pollution, the key isn't the number of trees you plant but where you plant them

The Lost Neon Signs of Las Vegas

A professional film colorist revives his grandfather's 16mm footage from a trip to Las Vegas in 1962

Reuters

In Mexico City, Vigilantes Police the Police

Are the drug wars to blame for violence against Mexico's federal agents?

Flickr/Jack Zalium

Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

Jim Young / Reuters

Would You Move to Pittsburgh for $100,000?

A contest aims to lure older people to the city who dream of relocating

Andy Clark / Reuters

Vancouver Aims to 'End' Homelessness

In an ambitious new plan, the city pledges to house every resident by 2015

Reuters

The Geography of Weed

Why the cost of smoking up depends on where you live

The Food Truck Industrial Complex

Not just the purview of minimalist restaurateurs, food trucks have spawned growth in a number of surprising sectors

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North America's Most Welcoming Welcome Signs

Whether it's a fun slogan or an unusual design, these signs help their towns stand out

Flickr user Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. World Tour, under a Creative Commons license

Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

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Buffalo's Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City's Newest Classroom

The city is turning the station's front yard into a center for ecology and sustainable development

Affordable Housing That Doesn't Scream 'Affordable'

Free from stigma and institutional homogeneity, these good looking buildings are in a class by themselves